Over the weekend I signed up for my two big spring races. First up will be the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon. I love this race & have done it the past 3 years. It's mostly flat, but has a few hills tucked in there. One of the things I love, other than it being a well organized & run event, is the historical markers that you run by. There are numerous ones. I wouldn't say I'm a history buff, but running where Lincoln once lived is pretty cool to me.
Typically the finishers medal is the big giant penny (as seen below) along with the Lincoln statues for the age group winners.
Lincoln & Mary Todd are always on hand afterwords for pictures too!
This year they are celebrating 50 years of holding the race so they are changing things up with a different medal:
It was noted that it's the actual size of a dollar bill. Some people are bummed about not having the big penny. Since I have 3 already I'm ok with something different.
My other big race is the Illinois Marathon. This will also be my 4th running of this race. It's very flat & another well run event. Even though I am not an Illini fan I love finishing on the field. Actually I'm signed up for the full I-Challenge where I run the 5k on Friday night then the full marathon on Saturday.
So this means it's time to get busy & start training. Which is another post for another day. Since I need to get ready to go into work, I'll leave you with my playlist from today's run & call it a blogging day!
Do Re Mi - Sound of Music Soundtrack
Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Rock of Ages Soundtrack
What Dreams are Made Of - Hillary Duff
Everything I Do, I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson
My Jesus I Love Thee - Instrumental
Will You Still Love Me - Chicago
No Good Thing - The Wilds
Tomorrow - Annie Soundtrack
Beauty & The Beast - Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson
Olympic Fanfare - Instrumental
Beautiful - Christina Agullaria
Celebration - Kool & the Gang
This Kiss - Faith Hill
Was It a Morning Like This - Sandi Patti
Rejoice in the Lord - Ron Hamilton
GI Joe - TV Tunes
It's Your Love - Faith Hill & Tim McGraw